GETTING your nails done is something that many of us love to do.

After all, there’s nothing better than looking down at a fresh set of nails, is there?

TikTok users Vania Fernandes revealed the horror that happened to her nails after getting acrylics for two years straighttiktok.com/@vaniafernandes

Vania explained that her nails had started to turn green, but TikTok users reassured her that it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be treatedtiktok.com/@vaniafernandes

Well, one woman knows all too well about getting her nails done, and after two years of continuously getting acrylics, she soon learned the damage such a thing would have on her natural nails.

Vania Fernandes took to TikTok to show off the impact on her nails, as she admitted: “I’m gonna cry”. 

Vania said: “POV: You wear acrylics for two years straight and now you’ve got green nail syndrome”. 

In the video, we see Vania dipping her nails in an unknown liquid, as she then shows off her natural nails, which do indeed have a large green mark on them.

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According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Green nail syndrome (GNS) is an infection of the nails that leads to a greenish discoloration of nails, also known as chloronychia. 

The green discoloration varies from blue-green to dark green to bluish-grey. 

Since the discoloration is underneath the nail, it will not disappear with washing or scrubbing. 

The condition is usually confined to one or two nails and can involve fingernails or toenails. 


The nail is usually not painful; however the skin around the nail, including the cuticle, may be swollen, tender, or red.

Green nail syndrome is caused by bacteria that flourishes in wet environments, such as jacuzzis, sinks, and bath sponges. 

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Green nail syndrome responds well to treatment, which involves cutting the detached portion of the nail, keeping nails dry, and avoiding trauma to the area. 

Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor can also cure most patients if continued for one to four months. 

Alternatively, chlorine bleach, diluted with water, is an effective treatment when applied topically to affected nails. 

Vania’s video has clearly shocked many, as it has racked up a whopping 4.2million views. 

It has 132.5k likes, 1,277 comments and 1,351 shares. 

Many other TikTok users admitted to also having the same issue.

One user admitted: “Omg I had nails on for only a few months and got this on two of my fingers.”

Another said: “No way, I have 2 green bits on my nails after having acrylics for only 4 months.”

A third revealed: “I have this on like 6 of my nails right now. I’m mortified.”

Thankfully for Vania, there were lots of TikTok users that rushed to comfort her and explain what the green colouring on her nails was caused by. 

One person said: “They didn’t prep your nails correctly and left moisture on your nails before applying the acrylic so it reacted and turned green on your natural nail.” 

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Another added: “You simply had moisture under your enhancement, it’s fine and dead as soon as it hits the air, it will grow out.” 

A third commented: “It’s just mould where moisture and water has got trapped under a lifted enhancement, it should grow out with no problems.”

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